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OPP release Canada Road Safety Week results

The Huron County OPP have shared the results from Canada Road Safety Week.

The campaign, which ran from May 14-20, saw OPP officers promoting and enforcing laws around traffic safety during the annual Victoria Day long weekend.

During this time, officers were focusing on "The Big Four", those being seatbelt compliance, speeding, impaired operation, and distracted driving. 

Huron County OPP officers laid 370 charges during the week-long initiative including 5 for impaired driving, 33 seatbelt infractions, 208 speeding charges and 7 for distracted driving.

The Grey Bruce OPP have released the results from that detachment, as well.

On top of regular patrols, South Bruce Peninsula and Northern Bruce Peninsula drivers saw aerial enforcement throughout the long weekend.

Grey Bruce OPP officers laid 200 charges and gave 89 warnings. Some of the charges included 4 for impaired driving, 124 speeding charges, 5 for stunt driving and 15 for seatbelt infractions.

The aerial enforcement team laid 4 charges for speeding, 2 for unsafe passing and 1 for a seatbelt infraction.

Provincially, OPP officers laid over 14,700 charges during Canada Road Safety Week.

The full breakdown of charges in Huron County is as follows:

Impaired Driving: 5

Stunt or Careless Driving: 2

Seatbelts: 33 -Speeding: 208

Distracted Driving: 7

Alcohol-Related Offences: 3

Cannabis-Related Offences: 3

Insurance-Related Offences: 13

Other Criminal Code Traffic Offences: 1

Other Provincial Offences Act: 95

Warnings Issued: 183 

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